Crisis Help

Occasionally students encounter emergency or crisis situations while at Ohio University. Some of these situations might include (but are not limited to): The death of a family member, a serious accident, physical or mental illness that requires hospitalization, sexual assault or other situations that would cause a student to leave campus for a temporary or extended period of time. In situations like these, feel free to call our office at 740-593-1800 and we can provide you with resources to help. 

If you are looking immediately for a response to a specific crisis, the following resources may be helpful: 

Report an emergency

Dial 911

Report a sexual assault or other crime that occurred on campus

Call Ohio University Police at 740-593-1911

Report a sexual assault or other crime that occurred off campus

Call Athens Police at 740-592-3313

Report sexual or discriminatory harassment


Institutional Equity
Crewson House


Legal Affairs

Reach a counselor or therapis

Call Counseling & Psychological Services at 740-593-1616

Report or talk about a student incident but I'm not sure who to call

Contact Office of the Dean of Students at 740-593-1800 

Need help with academically-related conflict

Contact University Ombudsman, Baker University Center 501

Need emergency transport to hospital

Call 911 or Call Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Service 740-593-7029

Need emergency medical care

Call 911 or

Go to O’Bleness Hospital Emergency Room
55 Hospital Drive
Athens, OH 45701
Telephone: 740-593-5551

Need non-emergency medical care

Visit Campus Care at Hudson Hall or call at 740-593-1660. After hours:

Holzer Clinic Urgent Care

2131 East State Street
Athens, OH 45701
Telephone: 740-589-3100


UMA Express Care

265 West Union Street
Suite A, Athens, OH 45701
Telephone: 740-594-2456

Withdraw from the University

Contact your college office.  AND...

If you live in a residence hall, contact your Residential Coordinator or Resident Director.